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Semana Santa - Malaga

Posted on September 18, 2023 by Keith Simmons
The Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions will be the largest religious festival in the catholic world and happen from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with the processions occurring on five days from the seven.The festival is quite big in Spain and especially in Andalusia where Semana Santa is really a huge event involving whole cities, towns and villages.Seville and Malaga will be the two most well-known places to start to see the spectacle and, in the spring of 2001, I was fortunate to invest Holy week in Malaga and take notice of the centuries old tradition first hand...

San Fermin - Pamplona

Posted on August 27, 2023 by Keith Simmons
Known locally as "Sanfermines", this raucous festival occurs in the Basque town of Pamplona between July 6th-14th in honour of the city's patron saint, San Fermin.It's the most popular & most famous of most Spanish fiestas and is well known across the world and visited every year by a large number of foreign tourists.This fame is right down to the infamous "Encierro" or the "Running of the Bulls", a dangerous tradition where a large number of locals line the streets of Pamplona's old town and run the gauntlet will six half ton bulls over an 800 metre stretch...